Portland Drugged Driving Accidents
Driving under the influence of alcohol is dangerous enough, but now, more people are getting behind the wheel after using drugs. In Oregon, recreational marijuana use may be legal, but this does not mean that a person can operate a vehicle while intoxicated by marijuana or any other drug. Drivers are legally prohibited from operating motor vehicles while intoxicated under ORS 813.010.
Suppose an individual in Oregon chooses to drive while under the influence of alcohol or a drug, and they cause an accident. In that case, they can be held responsible for the damages they caused to other people and their property. Whether you believe a driver was under the influence of marijuana, a prescription drug, or another substance, contact a Rizk Law lawyer to discuss your legal options.
Severe Injuries Caused by Drivers Under the Influence of Drugs in Portland
Drivers who are under the influence of drugs lack the same coordination and processing capabilities as sober drivers. Hence, victims of drugged driving accidents frequently suffer more severe injuries than victims of accidents with sober drivers.
Victims of drugged driving crashes can suffer severe and debilitating injuries such as:
- Broken bones
- Burn injuries
- Herniated discs
- Internal organ damage
- Loss of limb
- Neck injuries
- Nerve damage
- Significant disfigurement
- Soft tissue injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
If you have lost someone you love to a drugged driver in Portland, you might have the right to file a claim against the at-fault driver for wrongful death. A wrongful death claim allows the family of a fatal accident victim to seek compensation for the loss of their loved one.
Recoverable Damages in Portland, Oregon Drugged Driving Accidents
Nobody ever expects to be involved in an accident, especially one that involves a driver who is under the influence of a drug. These sudden accidents can leave victims feeling blindsided by how drastically and abruptly such an event can completely change their lives. Medical bills can feel impossible to keep up with, and injuries can forever alter how you live and support yourself.
Thankfully, the State of Oregon allows victims to seek recovery for any out-of-pocket expenses they have incurred due to a drugged driving accident. Victims of drugged driving accidents in Portland have the right to file a claim to recover compensation for damages such as:
- Pain and suffering
- Past and future medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Reduced earning capacity
- Rental car costs
- Vehicle repairs
- Loss of companionship
- Mental anguish
- Loss of personal enjoyment
When you are suffering from the physical and emotional trauma of a serious accident, the last thing you should have to worry about is how your bills will be paid. When you partner with Rizk Law, you will have a seasoned negotiator to advocate for your interests. We will work to obtain a fair settlement for you and prevent the drugged driver’s insurance company from taking advantage of you and your situation.
Injured in an Accident with a Driver Under the Influence of Drugs? Contact a Portland Attorney
If you or someone you care about has suffered an injury in a car accident and you suspect that the other driver may have been under the influence of drugs, you have the right to hold the drugged driver accountable for the harm they have done to you and your family. A Rizk Law attorney can help you seek justice for your drugged driving accident injuries and obtain the compensation you need to heal.
During your free consultation, a Portland-based Rizk Law personal injury lawyer will be able to answer any questions you may have about your legal rights. Call us today to begin discussing your case at (503) 245-5677 or contact us through our website’s contact form to request more information.